Father’s Day Photo Tower Gift

I can hardly believe that it is almost June, school is almost out and it’s almost Summer time! It seems like 2015 just started. Since June is around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about Father’s Day Gifts. Today, I’m so excited to share this Father’s Day Gift – Photo Tower with you. I’ve wanted to make something like this for a long time, and I finally got it done! AND, it is the perfect piece for my husbands desk at work!


Father’s Day Photo Tower Gift Supplies:

  • Core Basics Patterned Paper
  • Darice Wood Blocks
  • 1 – Large Bolt (I used a 5/8″ x 8″ galvanized bolt)
  • 5 – Large Nuts (I used 5/8″)
  • 1 – Smaller Nut
  • Wood Base
  • Paint
  • Paint brush
  • Darice Wood Glue
  • Drill with Drill Bit
  • Paper Trimmer
  • Photos
  • Super Glue


Step 1. Using a drill, take the threads out of the center of 3 nuts. This will make it so they can slide on the bolt, without being screwed on.


Step 2. Drill a hole in the center of your blocks.


Step 3. Paint your blocks and base.


Step 4. Using your paper trimmer, cut your Core Basics Patterned Paper to be the size you need for the side of your blocks.


Step 5. Using Wood Glue, put some on your block and spread it out into a thin layer with a paint brush.


Step 6. Place your paper on to the wood glue. Smooth the paper out well and make sure it sticks down to the wood.


Step 7. Do this to each side of each block until all sides have paper on them.


Step 8. Put pictures on blocks. It would be really fun to take a bunch of pictures of normal faces, silly faces, and serious faces, and put some on each side of the blocks.


Step 9. I decided to add some words to one side of the blocks, so I printed these up and cut them to the size that I needed.


Step 10. Attach the words to the blocks.


Step 11. Using super glue, glue a large nut to the center of the base. While that is drying, build your stack of blocks and nuts on the bolt. The bolt head goes at the top, working your way down you’ll have a block, large nut (threads drilled out), block, large nut (threads drilled out), block, large nut (threads drilled out), and block. You’ll have just a little bit of your bolt hanging out the bottom.


Step 12. Screw your Photo Tower onto the nut you glued onto the base.


Step 13. Next, using super glue, glue a large nut to the bolt head at the top.


Step 14. Glue the smaller nut to the very top. This creates a masculine type of finial for the top. It’s the perfect finishing touch, don’t you think?


You are all finished! I know I can’t wait to give this to my husband, and for him to have it on his desk!


I love what the nuts in between the blocks add.


I think the nuts at the top are my favorite though.


I have to say, this is one of my most favorite Father’s Day Gifts that I’ve ever put together!


Who would you make one of these for?



Happy Wednesday!

June 8, 2011 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Cosmo Cricket

We have another FABULOUS day for you today.  We have some MORE  inspirational Father’s Day project for you today.

We love dads and the men in our lives.

Leica Forrest created this uber cool layout using masking and the backside of her

Cosmo Cricket Core’dinations Core Impressions.

Leica flipped her Core Impressions over and use the backside and then masked her title.

Masking on Core!!! WE LOVE IT! Looks fabulous, doesn’t it? Just another way that Core’dinations can be your “go to” cardstock for ANY project.

Here is a detail shot for you.  LOVE this idea of masking on Core. Stay tuned for some more tips and tricks on this technique in the next few weeks! ;)

Good Morning!

June 21, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Preferred Partners

I hope everyone had a great weekend and a fun Father’s day. Celebrating the men in our lives is such a treat!

I wanted to share a quick last minute Father’s day gift that I made utilizing some Core’dinations and October Afternoon that would be perfect for any Holiday for your man, friends or family. My husband travels Monday through Friday during the week and we miss him while he is gone so the point of this gift was to have something for him to carry with him in his laptop bag as a reminder of how much we love him and are proud of him.

Here is the badge. Every Dad needs to have one of these, don’t you think? I used two different kinds of Gray Core’dinatins cardstock on here. For the badge I used Weathered Tin and the core is a lighter shade of gray. Then for the Card/Mini book, I used Stormy Gray which has a white Core.

And the back. Just adhere a safety pin to the back he can display it proudly:

And the front of the Card/Mini book:

And the inside {super simple}:

And here is Henry modeling it for you. Please don’t mind his Cheeto infused shirt:

Father’s Day Inspiration

June 16, 2010 by  
Filed under Core Blog, Jillibean Soup

With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, we thought we would share some of our inspiration for our fathers today. Make sure you check out the Scrapbooking and Cards Today blog for some step-by-step instructions on how to make this Father’s Day gift from our very own Sarah Hodgkinson:

{Also featuring Jillibean Soup Products}

We can’t wait to see what you create in celebration of all the fathers in your life!

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